Hi Sue, As far as I know, the stripper is a software program that munches on input files in a variety of formats, and spits out a stripped output file in the same format. It's not a mechanical device, so you have as knowledge about it as I do. Only the engineers at Bookshare have seen the code. I certainly wouldn't mind looking at the code (being a software engineer for 25 years), but I imagine it's proprietary and not available to volunteers. I expect that books are automatically stripped without human intervention when they are uploaded after editing, but I've never asked anyone exactly what happens. Gustavo would probably know... Carrie siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxx> wrote: Hi Carrie, I don't know if it helps, but I always put a note in the place where it says comments.. I manually strip a lot of books when I validate so in the note I say, "There is nothing for the stripper to remove." Does this type of note help whoever operates the stripper or spitz tool? You have seen the monster so I thought perhaps you would know if a note like that does any good. <smile> Sue S. ----- Original Message ----- From: Carrie Karnos To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, May 28, 2005 6:50 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: chapter headings??? Hi Sarah, I add the word CHAPTER on the second line from the top only on those few pages that are the start of a new chapter, not on the top line with all the page headers. I hope the stripper is smart enough to distinguish between the two! Carrie Sarah Van Oosterwijck <curiousentity@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Carrie, I appreciate your work and what you are doing makes perfect sense. I don't always notice whether a number is a page number or chapter number until inspecting it ferther. My concern is that adding the word chapter will make the stripper see repeated text where it would not if there were only numbers. There just isn't a good solution that we as submitters and validators can apply on our own. Sarah Van Oosterwijck http://home.earthlink.net/~netentity --------------------------------- Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business - Try our new Resources site! --------------------------------- Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Small Business - Try our new Resources site!